What: The Houston Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to join us for an evening discussion of blogging.
When: Thursday, December 1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. CST
Where: Houston Public Library — Central Library downtown*, 500 McKinney St., Houston, 77002. Parking available for a modest fee in the parking garage underneath the library building.
• Ruth Nasrullah, SPJ Houston chapter vice president, freelance journalist and the Straight Path blogger on the Houston Chronicle website, which reflects on the experience of being an American Muslim
• Mike McGuff: Veteran Houston TV newsman and blogger on all things media-related at McGuff Blog
• Starr Spencer, prolific blogger and senior writer for Platts, the energy news and information division of The McGraw-Hill Companies
How: How has blogging progressed from its early days outside the journalism mainstream to a yet another medium in digital delivery for all journalists? How do pros use blogging to break news, run analysis, engage readers/sources, or express a personal point of view? We’ll hear from the panelists and then ask them questions, including how do you handle writer’s block, what to do with hostile comments or even spam, and what leads to inspiration?
*This program is not sponsored or endorsed by Houston Public Library. Also, if you have a special physical or communications need that could impact your participation in this event, please contact the event organizer, Katharine Fraser of the Houston SPJ at 713-828-0569 or firstname.lastname@example.org, at least 72 hours ahead of the program to discuss how to best accommodate your needs.